This is a great article from Wired on crowd-sourced hologram singer Hatsune Miku, a pop singer who has a huge following despite the fact that she’s a character, not a human. This article explores the fan culture a bit and has some amazing quotes like:
“She’s rather more like a goddess: She has human parts, but she transcends human limitations.”
“We know she’s not a person. We like that she’s a machine. Those of us who are into this like dealing with machines more than with people.”
But then goes it much deeper into the concept of the Japanese-based open source character culture appropriation called otaku, which some would suggest is the future of entertainment.
- jonnyskov posted this